California Travel Tips

Historic Buildings of Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea

Published on: May 11, 2019


Alissandra Dramov, Arcadia Publishing

Book Review by Craig MacDonald

“Carmel-by-the-Sea’s historic architecture gives the downtown an appearance similar to an Old World village,” concludes Historian/Journalist Alissandra Dramov, author of a new book, “Historic Buildings of Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea.”

In 2018, Architectural Digest described Carmel as “stunning,” naming it the prettiest town in California.

“Although they may have been altered, many of the Romantic Tudor and Spanish Revival buildings that established the look of downtown in the 1920s and 30s, remain a major presence to this day,” said Dramov.

The author proves her statement with an in-depth look at who created this Fairy Tale-type spot by researching many structures, architects, builders, politicians, celebrities and others who made it–and continue to make it–a dream-like reality.

Read the book review…>

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